This combination medicine is used to treat tension headaches. Acetaminophen allows you reduce the pain through the headache. Caffeine increases the effects of acetaminophen. Butalbital is often a sedative that helps you to decrease anxiety and cause sleepiness and relaxation.
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Take medicines by mouth with or without food as directed because of your doctor, usually every 4 hours as needed.
If you are while using liquid type of medicines, carefully look at the dose using a special measuring device/spoon. Do not use a household spoon when you may not receive the correct dose.
The dosage is founded on your medical problem, age, and reply to treatment. This medication works best when it is used as the first signs and symptoms of a headache occur. If you hold off until the headache has worsened, the medication might not exactly are well.
This medication could cause withdrawal reactions, especially if many experts have used regularly for years or in high doses. In such cases, withdrawal symptoms (for example nausea/vomiting, mental/mood changes, seizures) may occur if you suddenly stop using medicines. To prevent withdrawal reactions, a medical expert may reduce your dose gradually. Report any withdrawal reactions without delay.
Though it will help many individuals, prescription drugs may sometimes cause addiction. This risk could possibly be higher in the event you have a substance use disorder (for example overuse of or dependence on drugs/alcohol). Take this medication the same manner prescribed to lower the chance of addiction. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
Tell your doctor if you notice increased utilization of medicines, a worsening of headaches, an increase in the quantity of headaches, the medication not working as well, or usage of prescription drugs for longer than 2 headache episodes every week. Do not take a lot more than recommended. Your doctor should make positive changes to medication and/or put in a separate medication in order to avoid the headaches.
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Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, constipation, dry mouth, shaking (tremor), breathlessness, increased urination, lightheadedness, dizziness, drowsiness, or sleep disorders may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
To lower your probability of dizziness and lightheadedness, stand up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.
Remember that a medical expert has prescribed this medication because he or she's got judged that this advantage of you is greater than potential risk of unwanted side effects. Many people using prescription drugs do not have serious side effects.
Tell a medical expert right away if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: mental/mood changes, fainting, seizures, fast/irregular heartbeat.
A grave hypersensitivity to the drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious hypersensitive reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially in the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is just not a complete listing of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your physician or pharmacist.
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Call a medical expert for health advice about negative effects. You may report negative effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical health advice about unwanted effects. You may report unwanted side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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Before taking medicines, tell a medical expert or pharmacist if you are allergic to acetaminophen, caffeine, or butalbital; or other barbiturates (such as phenobarbital) or xanthine derivatives (including theophylline); or in the event you have every other allergies. This product could have inactive ingredients, that may cause allergies and other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using medicines, tell your physician or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: severe breathing problems (including bronchopneumonia), a certain enzyme disorder (porphyria), liver disease, kidney disease, personal or ancestors and family history of an ingredient use disorder (for example overuse of or being hooked on drugs/alcohol), mental/mood disorders, abdominal/stomach problems (including stomach ulcer).
This drug will make you dizzy or drowsy. Alcohol or marijuana can make you more dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do just about anything that has to have alertness and soon you are able to do it safely. Avoid alcohol consumption. Talk to your medical professional if you might be using marijuana.
Liquid products could have alcohol, sugar and/or aspartame. Caution is advised should you have diabetes, alcohol dependence, liver disease, phenylketonuria (PKU), or another condition that needs one to limit/avoid these substances in your daily diet. Ask your medical professional or pharmacist about employing this product safely.
Before having surgical procedures or certain medical procedures (for example a heart stress test or even a procedure to restore an ordinary heart rhythm should you have an unusually fast heartbeat), tell your physician or dentist that you use prescription drugs and about each of the products you use (including prescribed drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
Older adults could be more sensitive to the unwanted effects of this drug, especially drowsiness and trouble dropping off to sleep. These unwanted effects can increase the potential risk of falling.
During pregnancy, prescription drugs needs to be used not until clearly needed. Using it for long periods or in high doses close to the expected delivery date is just not recommended because of possible problems for the baby. Discuss the risks and benefits with your physician. Infants born to mothers who have used prescription drugs on an extended time could have withdrawal symptoms for example irritability, abnormal/persistent crying, vomiting, seizures, or diarrhea. Tell your doctor without delay should you notice some of these symptoms within your newborn.
This drug passes into breast milk and might have undesirable effects with a nursing infant. Consult your medical professional before breast-feeding.
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